First
Date: 3 p.m. June 8, 2019
Venue: Carlisle Grounds
Att: 1,428

Scored: 14'
- Karl Moore 14'


League Report: Bray Wanderers 0 - 1 Shelbourne

Sat, Jun 08 2019

Credit: Paul Dolan

Gareth Danaher reports from the Carlisle Grounds.

Shelbourne rubber-stamped their title credentials at a sun kissed Carlisle Grounds on Saturday afternoon with a one goal win over Bray Wanderers. 

Ex-Bray man Karl Moore wrapped up all three points for Shels with his superb free kick curling into the top corner.  

Shelbourne currently sit top of the table on 34 points after today’s win while Bray remain in fifth.

The game started quietly with both sides not even creating any chances within the first ten minutes.

Derek Daly went close for the Seagulls after just eleven minutes on the clock after he stretched his way onto a looping cross, but his effort hit the side netting of Colin McCabe’s goal.

However, just moments later, Shelbourne broke the deadlock through Karl Moore.

Moore curled his free kick from the edge of the box into the top-right hand of Gabriel Sava’s net, leaving the ex-Dundalk ‘keeper with no chance.

Daly continued to cause danger for the Reds - who brought a large travelling support to the seaside - On the half hour mark, the ex-Waterford winger saw his drilled low cross to Phillip Gannon at the back post finding the ex-Bohemians midfielder, but he was unable to convert.

Five minutes into the second half and the Reds were nearly grabbed a second when James English headed the ball into the bottom right corner, but Sava got down well to concede again.

Seconds later, Ian Morris’s side were in again but Greg Moorhouse’s point blank header was parried onto the crossbar by Sava.

Bray rarely threatened in the second half as manager Gary Cronin decided to send defender Hughie Douglas up front for the last ten minutes to try and salvage a point.

Shels dropped deeper though as Bray went on in search of an equaliser with efforts from Dean O’Halloran and Gannon.

However, it wasn’t to be for the Seagulls in the end as Shelbourne sealed all three points to copper-fasten their position at the top of the pile.

 

Bray Wanderers: Gabriel Sava; Hugh Douglas, Dylan Barnett, Killian Cantwell, Sean Heaney; Paul Keegan, Dean O’Halloran, Phillip Gannon, Joe Doyle (Dylan McGlade, 60), Derek Daly; Richie Purdy (Jake Ellis, 68).

Subs not used: Adam Hayden, Darragh Gibbons, Luka Lovic, Brandon McCann, Luke Nolan.

Booked: Paul Keegan, Hugh Douglas.

 

Shelbourne: Colin McCabe; Lorcan Fitzgerald, Luke Byrne, Aidan Friel, Derek Prendergast; Oscar Brennan, Ryan Brennan (Darragh Noone, 85), Karl Moore; Shane Farrell (Daniel McKenna, 70), James English (Conan Byrne, 70), Greg Moorhouse.

Subs not used: Dean Delany, Flavio Marku, Alex O’Hanlon, Dayle Rooney.

Booked: James English.

 

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea.

Attendance: 1,428 (official).

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Karl Moore (Shelbourne).


Bray Wanderers
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Sean Heaney
Defender
Hugh Douglas
Defender
Kilian Cantwell
Defender
Dylan Barnett
Defender
Paul Keegan
Midfielder
Philip Gannon
Midfielder
Derek Daly
Midfielder
Dean O'Halloran
Midfielder
Richie Purdy
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Joe Doyle
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Forward

Substitutes
Adam Hayden
Goalkeeper
Darragh Gibbons
Defender
Jake Ellis
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Forward
Luka Lovic
Midfield
Brandon McCann
Forward
Dylan McGlade
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Midfield
Luke Nolan
Midfield
Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Luke Byrne
Defender
Aidan Friel
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Karl Moore
Midfielder
14Scored: 14'
Shane Farrell
Forward 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
James English
Forward
Greg Moorhouse
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Flavio Marku
Defender
Daniel McKenna
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Darragh Noone
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Alex O'Hanlon
Midfield
Dayle Rooney
Midfield